[REVIEW] The Hidden Oracle by Rick Riordan

the hidden oracle

Summer is coming to town, people! One final exam and I’m free from school! I have a lot of books to read and most of them are contemporary (I heard that contemporary is the best genre to read during the sunny season).

By the way, this is my book review of another Rick Riordan book called ‘The Hidden Oracle’. It’s the first installation in a new book series(?) he’s writing. If you don’t have any idea yet, Rick Riordan is one of my most favourite author of all times. His books never fail to make me laugh and elated. If I want to feel good, they’re my only choice!


How do you punish an immortal?

By making him human.

After angering his father Zeus, the god Apollo is cast down from Olympus. Weak and disorientated, he lands in New York City as a regular teenage boy. Now, without his godly powers, the four-thousand-year-old deity must learn to survive in the modern world until he can somehow find a way to regain Zeus’s favour.

But Apollo has many enemies—gods, monsters and mortals who would love to see the former Olympian permanently destroyed. Apollo needs help, and he can think of only one place to go… an enclave of modern demigods known as Camp Half-Blood.

Published May 3, 2016, by Disney-Hyperion


“They live in human memory, man. That’s what keeps them alive.”


After reading The Blood of Olympus, my plan was to read Caraval next. I did read it, but in the middle of the second chapter, I got bored. I thought, I want to laugh, and this book—The Hidden Oracle—came in mind.

About Caraval, don’t worry. I was bored because I felt like I wasn’t ready to read the book yet. I hope to read it this summer, though. Its plot sounds amazing and definitely my cup of tea.

Back to The Hidden Oracle.

This book, you guys, was freaking AMAZING! Rick Riordan, again, added a beautiful shade of rainbow in my life! I’m an addict for his works! I’m hesitant to read his other works about Egyptian myth, though.  You see, I’m not really into Egyptian mythology. But, it’s Rick Riordan, so I will try my best to get through it.

By the way, this book taught me a very wonderful lesson. It taught that the gods or those who are higher than us aren’t perfect. Sometimes, they let their emotions get the best of them, making them do impulsive acts, leading to a very nasty result.

Aside from that, this was very refreshing. First, new characters were introduced. I loved each of them! Second, instead of a demigod, the protagonist was a god in a form of a mortal, and it was Apollo—the handsomest among the twelve Olympians (at least that’s what I think)!

You gotta love the chapter titles, too.  They were written in haikus. Somehow, they encouraged me to continue till the end.

I loved how Rick manipulated History with this one. Reading this, all those history lessons I had back in high school flashed in my mind. It was exciting! I was like, OMG! It’s him! What if…!

Gosh, I had so much fun!

Rick Riordan, as usual, did a very wonderful job! He blended humour and adventure nicely, adding a pinch of other feelings to it.

I recommend this all of you! c:

I’m sure you will enjoy this masterpiece!



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